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before midnight. jon karl is watching it all from capitol hill. the speaker says he'll try again today. >> reporter: he will. but, george, this debt ceiling crisis has become a political crisis for republicans. boehner's going to convene all 240 house republicans this morning to make 1 final push for it. but the reason he pulled the bill last night is he just couldn't get enough republicans to pass his own bill. republican leaders worked late into the night, trying to get the votes to pass their own debt ceiling bill. reporters swarmed around utah republican jason chaffetz as he emerged from a tense meeting in speaker boehner's office. he told us he's still not sure. how much pressure is there on you to change your mind on this? >> i'm very plenty surprised that they are not twisting and ripping arms off. >> reporter: the speaker said he can't do his job if you guys aren't there to support him. >> i am fully supportive of the speaker. >> reporter: this is his most important vote yet as speaker. >> i just can't support his bill. but i do support the speaker. >> reporter: but for speaker
security check riding on the outcome. abc's jon karl joins us now, from washington, with the latest. what about it? how close are we finally to a deal? >> reporter: getting close to a deal with the house speaker, john boehner. the outlines of this deal include up to $3 trillion in spending cuts over the next ten years including some cuts to popular entitlement programs like medicare and social security. also, elizabeth, it would include a promise or a commitment that congress would bring more money in through tax revenues by reforming the code, closing some of those loopholes. that's something that congress would act on over this last year. >> that last one, isn't that disguise? a tax increase in >> reporter: well, certainly some will call it that. the rates won't go up. congress would have to act over the next year. if they didn't ago, automatic steps would be taken that both sides wouldn't like which would be tax hikes and spending cuts. possibly, elizabeth, they're talking about repealing part of the health care bill. >> even if president obama and speaker boehner reach a deal they hav
markets. let's get a reality check from abc's countdown team. jake tapper at the white house. jon karl on capitol hill. bianna golodryga from the new york stock exchange. looking at the asian and european markets overnight, there seems to be concern but not panic yet, bianna. >> reporter: that's right. wall street seems to be patient with washington. markets opening blower. just about 130 points lower. not the knee jerk reaction that people were fearful of. things are still at an impasse. even though the markets aren't selling off, people are concerned about what's still on the table a credit downgrade. the s&p says the u.s. could lose its aaa ratings in the next three months. that would mean that interest rates go higher. it would be more difficult for people to get a loan out there. and it could be a big burden for this economy, as we're just starting to recover. george? >> jon, they had been hoping on capitol hill to come up with some sort of deal before the markets opened today. that has not happened. it seems, the only thing that everyone seems to be accepting th
? >> jon, they had been hoping on capitol hill to come up with some sort of deal before the markets opened today. the only thing that everyone seems to be accepting that any deal won't include any new tax increase. >> that's the big deal. you have harry reid coming up with a plan for democrats. that he says includes $2.7 trillion in spending cuts over the next ten years and gives the president the debt ceiling increase that takes him all of the way to 2013. republicans are already saying that those -- his plan includes gimmicks and phantom cuts. so the republicans are coming up with their plan, which would include about $1 trillion in cuts now. it would require the president to come back to congress next year to ask for another debt ceiling increase. >> that's the huge sticking point for the white house. the president has made it clear time and time again that he won't sign a short-term increase. he squashed it at the meeting last night. >> republicans leaders have said that as well. they didn't want any short-term solution to this problem. they changed their tune on this. white house said
the question? has the migraine ever kept you from work? >> we'll see if she does. jon karl says he follows her closely on the campaign trail and no one works harder or more vigorously out there. so far, so good. >>> other news now, the postmaster general is pushing now to cut back mail delivery to just five days a week. he says the post offffe lost $8 billion last year and is on track for a similar loss this year. that's because mail volume is down mostly because of people using the internet for letters and to pay their bills. >>> it is a bittersweet morning for nasa astronauts and crew members as the final shuttle mission comes to an end. it's the end of the historic shuttle program that dates back to the 1980s. while the crew says gogo-bye to the shuttle, many nasa employees ll be saying good-bye to their jobs. >> reporter: on their last full day aboard the space shuttle "atlantis" the crew practiced landings on a computer laptop, peered out the windows and read poetry. the men on the ground who will lead "atlantis" back through the landing said thursday morning would be tough. >> i don't th
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